The state of Oregon is not known for its football talent, but each year the talent level seems to increase. Oregon State freshman Isaac Seumalo earned an invite to the Under Armour All-American Game last year, becoming the first Oregon prospect to play in the prestigious event.
The number of players from the state of Oregon to play in the game will double come January when Oregon commit Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn) will participate.
"It was awesome to get invited. It's truly an honor to be recognized as one of the top players in the country and be able to go compete with the best of the best," Voeller said.
Voeller, the No. 179 player in the ESPN 300, takes pride in being just the second Oregonian to participate in the Under Armour game.
"It is real cool. It's exciting to be able to represent my home state and I hope I can go out there and put on a good show for everyone back home," said Voeller, who is rated a four-star prospect and the No. 12 offensive tackle by ESPN.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Voeller looks forward to testing himself when he faces off against the likes of Robert Nkemdiche.
"It will be a great test. Facing some of the top guys in the country is going to be exciting. I look forward to the challenge," Voeller said. "I just want to go out there and compete, have fun and be able to compare myself to the other top guys while soaking up as much knowledge as possible."